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Prosecutors seek new sentence in Laquan McDonald case

CHICAGO (AP) " Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois' highest court to review the less than seven year prison sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald " an unusual move in what was already a rare case.Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the...

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California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security.Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work...

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Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source

WASHINGTON (AP) " Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO's mistress leaked the couple's intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.The person wasn't authorized to...

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Pair who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood fight charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Planned Parenthood has made an unusual legal demand to join California's criminal prosecution of two anti-abortion activists charged with invasion of privacy for secretly making videos as they tried to buy fetal material from the organization.A judge in San Francisco will...

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Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations...

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Venezuela's crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) " Nearly three weeks after the Trump administration backed an all-out effort to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, there is little sign the Venezuelan president is losing his grip on power.Dozens of nations have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency and the...

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Trump calls for investment in artificial intelligence

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence.The plan, called the American AI Initiative, follows big investment pledges from China and other countries intended to advance and apply AI technology in...

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Browns sign troubled former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt

CLEVELAND (AP) " The Cleveland Browns' signing of Kareem Hunt once again shines a spotlight somewhere other than the team's on-field performance.Hunt, who was released 2 ½ months ago by Kansas City after a video surfaced showing the star running back pushing and kicking a woman, signed with...

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Cohen postpones Senate interview, citing medical reasons

WASHINGTON (AP) " Michael Cohen's closed-door testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been postponed "due to post-surgery medical needs," his attorney said Monday.Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, is under subpoena from the committee and was scheduled to talk to...

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What the FDA's actions mean for dietary supplements

NEW YORK (AP) " The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability to...

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Iowa Democrats propose 'virtual' caucus in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " The Iowa Democratic Party is proposing the biggest changes to the state's famed caucuses in nearly 50 years.State party chairman Troy Price outlined a measure on Monday that would allow people to participate in the caucuses virtually by telephone or smart devices.The idea is...

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) " The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Monday that recent losses by Islamic State extremists "should not lead to complacency at any level," saying the extremist group remains a global threat with up to 18,000 militants in Iraq and Syria.Vladimir Voronkov also told the Security...

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NEW YORK (AP) " Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has...

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BEIRUT (AP) " Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.An...

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) " Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June's baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66 million...

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ISTANBUL (AP) " A military helicopter crashed Monday in a residential area of Istanbul while trying to make an emergency landing, killing four soldiers on board, Turkish officials said.The UH-1 type helicopter crashed on the grounds of a housing complex in the Cekmekoy district on Istanbul's Asian...

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) " The United States may be forced to scale back certain operations in Europe and elsewhere if countries continue to do business with the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a new warning that underscores U.S. concerns about...

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " The faraway space snowman visited by NASA last month has a surprisingly flat " not round " behind.New photos from the New Horizons spacecraft offer a new perspective on the small cosmic body 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. The two-lobed object, nicknamed...

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):2:20 p.m.Black leaders from around Virginia are spelling out how they want the state's embattled governor and attorney general to fight systemic racism. Their recommendations include bringing down...

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) " Dozens of John Dingell's former constituents lined up Monday at a performing arts center in suburban Detroit to pay their respects to the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passing his flag-covered coffin and offering condolences to his wife and...

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